Central Library Spaces

HPL Centeral Library

The Houston Public Library Central Library is located at 500 McKinney St., in the heart of downtown, nestled among Houston’s skyscrapers and adjacent to the city’s Theater District.

The Houston Public Library welcomes the use of its meeting facilities for nonprofit and for-profit/personal meetings by members of the community.

Steps for Reserving a Meeting Room at the Central Library

  • Please check our Meeting Room Guidelines for eligibility.
  • Review available spaces and floor plans. 
  • Complete the Central Library Meeting Room Request Form.
  • If you are a nonprofit, please upload your 501(c)(3) with your application.
  • The meeting room coordinator will contact you regarding fees and setup. Your meeting room is not reserved until the meeting room coordinator has sent you a confirmation. 
  • Study rooms are available on a first-come, first-serve basis for two hour increments on the 2nd and 3rd floor of Central Library.  Please see a staff member to check availability of a room.

The meeting rooms are available : M-Th 10 AM - 7:45 PM | F-Sa 10 AM - 4:45 PM | Su Closed

For further information please contact 832-393-2027.

Available Spaces

Program Place

  • Room Size: 2,100 sq. ft.
  • Capacity:
    • 280 without tables
    • 140 with tables
  • Available technology/equipment:
    • Projector/screen
    • Built-in sound system
    • Microphone capability
    • Conference phone capability
    • Wi-Fi

HPL Central Program Place

HPL Central Program Place

HPL Central Program Place


Concourse Meeting Room

  • Room Size: 1,781 sq. ft.
  • Capacity:
    • 235 without tables
    • 118 with tables
  • Available technology/equipment:
    • Projector/screen
    • Built-in sound system
    • Microphone capability
    • Conference phone capability
    • Wi-Fi

HPL Central Concourse Meeting Room

HPL Central Concourse Meeting Room


Room 479

  • Room Size: 196 sq. ft.
  • Capacity:
    • 10 without tables
    • 10 with tables
  • Available technology/equipment:
    • Wi-Fi

HPL Central Room 479

HPL Central Room 479